Hughes left in no doubt over Terry

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Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has been told he is wasting his time trying to prise John Terry from Chelsea.

Such was the strong tone of the London club's rebuttal it appears Hughes will have to look elsewhere in an attempt to beef up his defence.

"We can confirm we have completely rejected an offer from Manchester City for John Terry," a statement on Chelsea's website read. "It was made clear to City, for a second time following an approach last season, that we would not entertain any conversation on the subject."

The statement continued: "At the time, John also reiterated his total commitment to Chelsea.

"We would like to make it clear, and will not do so again, that John is not for sale."

Joleon Lescott has been linked with a move to Eastlands but Everton's response should an approach be made is likely to be the same as Chelsea's.

Hughes is looking to do more business at the top end of the transfer market after securing the services of Roque Santa Cruz and Gareth Barry.

In addition to Terry, the former Blackburn boss is also keeping tabs on strikers Samuel Eto'o and Carlos Tevez.

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